ⓘ Pinguecula

                                     

ⓘ Pinguecula

It is seen as a yellow-white deposit on the conjunctiva adjacent to the limbus the junction between the cornea and sclera. It is to be distinguished clinically from a pterygium, which is a wedge shaped area of fibrosis that may grow onto the cornea. A pinguecula usually does not cause any symptoms. It is most common in tropical climates and there is a direct correlation with UV exposure.

In pinguecula is one of the differential diagnoses for food and environmental. It can be an increase in the prevalence of Gauchers disease.